Speed and alcohol are believed to be likely factors in a motor vehicle crash Sunday in South China that sent one man to the hospital by helicopter, police said.

Boivin O’Neal, 54, of Windsor, was traveling south from China toward Windsor in a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, left the road and struck a tree, said Sgt. Patrick Hood, of the Maine State Police.

O’Neal suffered injuries that required him to be flown from the scene by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, though a spokeswoman there said Wednesday she did not have any record of O’Neal having been treated at the hospital.

Evidence observed at the scene suggested both speed and alcohol were likely factors in the crash, Hood said.

No charges have been filed at this point and the case remains under investigation.

Firefighters from China and Weeks Mills and Delta Ambulance also responded to the scene.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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